See part 1, here
Afterward we went back downtown to Josephine Taussaud's Wax Museum - I've been wanting to go there! I have to admit - some (ok, most) of the figures did NOT look like who they were supposed to be. I regret not getting pics of the "Stairway of Stars" as soon as we came in. There were Mae West, Liz Taylor, Louis Armstrong and even the Pope! At the top of the stairs was Jesus on the cross and the Last Supper behind him.
Carrie Nation and a random saloon girl
Mom was so funny. There is an option to go past the Chamber of Horrors. Angel & I were going thru and when Randy asked Mom if she wanted to go thru, she did this little dance move, pointing with her head toward the bypass. It wasn't bad, but I can see where she wouldn't like it.
Mr & Mrs. Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth
George Washington & Napoleon
Teddy Roosevelt & his very surprised horse.
He doesn't look comfortable on that saddle.
General Grant seems to have a problem with his leg.
Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles DeGualle & FDR.
De Soto discovering Hot Springs & his friend
The Kennedy's with the Clinton's reflected on the left.
Prince Albert, The Queen, Princess Di, Prince Charles, Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon
Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette
Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn
Queen Elizabeth I
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Wright Brothers & Charles Lindbergh
Rumpelstiltskin & the miller's daughter
Wow! The most realistic one yet!
Mark Twain with Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer
Captain Jack Sparrow
Cinderella & her fairy Godmother
Geppetto & Pinocchio
The King & Queen of Hearts
Alice in Wonderland
Snow White & Creepy Dwarf
There was a whole section devoted to gambling, since the building itself used to house the Southern Club Casino. We couldn't figure out why there was a window in the back showing the side of the mountain.. Back in the early 60's a flood caused a landslide that took out the back of the casino. If it had been daylight, we would have seen the safe that someone dug out of the rubble that supposedly had held over $5 million! There was also an escape tunnel for the gangsters to use when the police raided.
Another realistic dummy!
Friday is when I finally made my pilgrimage to the Buckstaff to "take the waters". The only issue I had is that they had also lost power and just got it back Thursday, so it was fairly chilly in there on that marble floor. But of course the water was nice & hot! As usual, my attendant was wonderful. I think I've had her in the past, and she said she never forgets a face. And the masseuse was excellent. Angel decided she wanted to go with me this time. She enjoyed herself muchly, other than thinking the sitz bath is completely pointless and awkward. I know she's never had a massage before, so I may have created a monster!
We started home yesterday after one last breakfast at Cracker Barrel with Mom. Randy had been keeping an eye on the weather & road conditions, since a lot of them had been closed.
Look at the trees bent over! Crazy!
But otherwise, the roads all the way home were clear & dry. There was no snow in northern Arkansas, but the rest of the way, there was plenty.
But it is so nice to be home, even if we had to spend 2 hours shoveling the driveway. We have to take the rental car back tomorrow and pick up the dog from the kennel, and all will be ready for New Year's Eve!